Wisconsin Families for Hands & Voices is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of and advocacy for families who have children who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind.  Our sole purpose is to create a comprehensive system of parents and professionals who are committed to the unbiased support of families in order to provide deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind children with an education designed to support each child to reach their highest potential.

Please join us in supporting our mission.  Hands & Voices members enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Statewide and National Community Connections
  • Social Gatherings for Families
  • Advocacy Training and Outreach Programs
  • Quarterly Publications including Hands & Voices Communicator and The Wisconsin Communicator
  • Parent Perspective & Representation on Statewide/National Issues

Together we can continue to raise the standard for children who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind through communication access and helping them attain a quality of life we know they can achieve.  We look forward to welcoming you into the community of Hands & Voices.

Our Mission

Wisconsin Families for Hands & Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind without a bias around communication modes or methodology. We are a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks and information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children. Our outreach activities, parent/professional collaboration and advocacy efforts are focused on enabling deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind children to reach their highest potential.

Our Board

Board Officers

Beth Hall, Parent

Beck DeGrave, Professional

Kim Seffrood, Parent

Sam Hall, Parent

Board Members

Heidi Hollenberger, Professional and WESP-DHH Outreach Representative

Connie Stevens, Parent and Wisconsin Sound Beginnings Representative

Jennifer Tashner, Parent and Professional